Fun and engaging reading activities for kids will make learning to read a more enjoyable experience for them. Check out below for our Easter bunny story reading activity that kids will surely enjoy.
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One of the most meaningful activities for children is reading stories. An exercise that over the years has been neglected due to the multiple obligations’ adults carry out, having less time to read to children. Reading stories with children has excellent benefits for emotional and cognitive development.
Establishing a time for storytelling benefits children greatly. It is important to remember that routines and habits are essential for their development in the first years of life. Children should be treated as readers even if they do not yet know the letters; they learn to read from shapes, colors, sequences, and images.
Through the reading of stories, children develop their creativity, predict what will come after finishing the story's reading, learn and strengthen the values necessary to live in society, acquire new knowledge, and develop memory.
Children can remember characters for days, months, or even years. With the reading of stories, they strengthen the affective ties with their parents. Reading stories at night helps children sleep peacefully and dream beautiful things. Reading stimulates language by hearing and pronouncing words correctly. There are many benefits to reading stories with children.
The Montessori method classifies each of the stages of children's development. Each step has specific material so that they have the possibility of exploring and learning through their senses, with the aim they understand the world around them. In this same way, the language area focuses on children being able to socialize with other people. Still, above all, they can start reading and writing correctly.
The areas of language with the Montessori method are divided into three stages. The first stage is the Conversation: which seeks to develop children's communication skills with their peers.
The environment is organized so that they acquire confidence and self-esteem to express themselves fluently. Children learn to classify, manage, and recognize objects and people through maps, illustrations, and stories.
The second stage is Writing. The Montessori method does not teach children to write because, through their own experience, they will develop their skills in their own time. In this stage, activities are carried out to develop fine motor skills. This way, they are prepared to start the literacy processes that begin by recognizing sounds and finally integrating letters.
The third stage is Reading: in this stage, children recognize the sound of the letters, they join them until they form the word, and then the children relate the word with a meaning. At this point, the adult helps them understand what they are reading.
The following reading activity for kids is focused on the first stage of language development, conversation. The conversation is intended to strengthen this ability through interaction with stories, being aware that the best way to educate a child is through love and good experiences. This activity is based on the Easter rabbit's tale; however, you can read with the children the story you want.
THEME: READING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
SUMMARY OF THE EASTER RABBIT STORY
Once upon a time, there was an extraordinary family of rabbits. Each year among its members, they would choose the Easter rabbit who would be in charge of hiding and giving the funniest eggs to every child in the world. That year, the father and mother Rabbit gave their three children bunnies a test. The winner would be selected as the bunny that would have the important mission of spreading Easter cheer.
- You will have to take one of the eggs from this basket to a garden where children live.
What a challenge! The older brother began; he chose the largest egg in the whole basket. He was going very fast on his way until ... Boom! He was going so fast to get there quickly that he did not see one of the stones in the road and fell. He was okay. However, the egg had the worst of luck, as it crashed to the ground and broke. That disqualified the older brother, who that year would not be the Easter Bunny.
The middle brother had no better luck. He also broke his egg on his way to the children's garden.
It was the youngest rabbit's turn, who took the only egg left in the basket, the smallest of all. With great care and without haste, the youngest bunny reached the children's garden with the egg in perfect condition!
He did it; the smallest rabbit became this year's Easter Bunny! He was the real Easter Bunny! Has he already brought an Easter egg to your home?
HOW DO WE DO THIS READING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this reading activity for kids, children will develop their ability to communicate with others through stories and strengthen word recognition.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This reading activity for kids is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently in an adult's company.
- Sound recognition
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- A rabbit drawing
- And egg drawing
- Red and blue paint
- A tray
- Two pieces of cardboard with the words egg and rabbit on them
After reading the story to the children, show them the characters' pictures in the story. From this, they can relate the word to the image through the sound of the letters.
Let the child identify the consonants and vowels that make up each word and paint the vowels in blue and the consonants in red.
Reading activity for kids of relating words with images according to their sound
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS READING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this reading activity for kids with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, children perform a sensory activity. The words should preferably be made with sandpaper so that they feel the letter with their fingers; it is essential to remember that the senses play a crucial role in the learning processes in the initial stage. In this way, children will carry out an activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
You can do this reading activity for kids with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can relate and locate objects written with each of the consonants and vowels that make up the words' egg' and 'rabbit,' considering each's sound. In this way, children will carry out an activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - READING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS: STORIES WITH RABBITS
In this reading activity for kids video, you will find the step-by-step of the "STORIES WITH RABBITS" activity, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. Here children had the opportunity to listen to a story and relate words to images to develop their language, emotional intelligence, and love of reading.
This reading activity for kids will allow children to build communication, creativity, memory, affectivity, sound recognition, precision in hand and finger movements, and eye-hand coordination. You will need a drawing of a rabbit, a drawing of an egg, blue and red paint, containers, a tray, and two cardboard pieces or heavy paper with the words egg and rabbit written on them.
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